Feasibility study begins on resolving inundation problem in Biratnagar

BIRATNAGAR: The Biratnagar Metropolitan City (BMC) has begun a feasibility study in a bid to seek a long term resolution to the inundation problem here. The study began with the assistance of Asian Development Bank.

The BMC city is inundated every year during monsoon for lack of proper outlet.

Mayor Nagesh Koirala informed that BMC would seek a scientific solution to the problem it has been facing for a long time.  The feasibility study team is now inspecting various wards that suffer much during monsoon rains. He further said the consultants from ADB were now studying how the inundation in BMC could be given an outlet to Singhiya and Keshliya streams.

The BMC is mulling how the water from old canals as Ghoga, Basta, Dhuduwa, Chyangbari, and Marli could be drained at major streams.  “Along with the ADB team, I’m visiting the areas that are most affected during rains. The team would prepare the report in two weeks which would pave the way for the works ahead,” Koirala informed.

The technical team leader for the feasibility study from SCHEMES DM, Dr Sheikh Javed Mohammad, also said they had begun the inspection of the inundated areas. A detailed report would be prepared after the feasibility study.

The team had the field inspections of ward no 3, 15, 17, 18 and 19 of BMC. RSS

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